Sunday, January 4, 2009

MR340 and...

Well... the Missouri 340 is posting some big numbers for entry. As of January 2, 2009 Scott race director stated on the forum they had 98 boats registered. Outstanding!
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On other news
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The mild weather we are experiencing is out of character for January. The Grand River is proving to be a good choice for of winter camp / paddling experience. By moving the event farther South in Michigan it has opened up the opportunity for more to participate. Looks like we have 10 signed on with a couple still pending.
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We may even have an honored guest Jim Woodruff the author of "ACROSS LOWER MICHIGAN BY CANOE". Plans are being made to do a shuttle paddle out to "Deer Camp" (an island) for Mr. Woodruff. I had the honor of meeting Mr. Woodruff at the Hugh Heward 2007 finish line. A wonderful man who's historical knowledge of the rivers of Michigan goes unmatched. Mr. Woodruff spent many a night with Verlen Kruger discussing routes, dreaming of adventure. This should make for some great camp stories.
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It's all good - Balogh Sail Designs has contacted me and said my BOSS Rig will be shipped shortly. Pretty excited about that, as paddle sailing is my passion.
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New paddling partner "Koa" has joined the ranks and our family. She is a 10 week old aussie / water spaniel / lab (we think) mix. Koa has some brown and merell feet and white on her chest not seen in the picture.

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Koa is a rich hard wood from the Island of Hawaii, the name fitting for our new addition. All of her brothers and sisters 9 in total are all different colors, brown, merell, black and white. Our Koa will be a medium size dog, her mom "Corkey" is a rescue from a puppy mill and is 40 pounds and 19" at the shoulder. The pups were unexpected by the rescue.

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It will be nice to have Koa around. It has been approved for me to take her to work with me. I am working with two mental health consumers who's recovery plans include a therapeutic approach involving animals. My H.O.T. Dog program ( Helping Others Train Dogs) has been revisited by our department. It's a go.

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See ya on the pond or the dog park - The Capt'n

2 comments:

Silbs said...

Mild wweather? Huh? Where? When?

Capt'n O Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

I stand corrected... it went to He@@ in a hand-basket, didn't it. :-/